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Managing the performance of workforce is an important way to achieve business results and

managing people is an entirely different ballgame than managing processes or managing the
manufacturing of a product because People have emotions, and people have issues.
So if an organization's performance management system is effective, it will be a key building
block to its human capital management system. It should serve as the basis for accurate measures
of individual performance and thus individual rewards. It should be designed to provide feedback
to employees about their strengths and weaknesses and, therefore, recommendations on
developmental opportunities that will impact career progression for the employee and succession
planning for the organization. It should also serve as a viable feedback mechanism regarding
training and development requirements for all competency and skill levels throughout the
organization. Finally, it should be the central means by which performance challenges and
opportunities are identified, solutions are implemented and the effectiveness of these efforts
assessed. These options are limited only by the imaginations and creativity of the individuals
who are assigned, or who volunteer, to work on them. It will be up to the management of the
organization to ensure that it does not stand in the way of progress, ensuring that the possibilities
are effectively communicated to its employees, that recognition and rewards are forthcoming to
them, and ongoing investments continue to be made in developing its most important asset, the
people it employs.
Metrics for performance measurement
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employee productivity
efficiency of employee
learning capacity of employee
customer satisfaction score
employee satisfaction score